A lot of times kids know what a table is (they could point it out in a room), but if someone asked them, "what is a table?" they would respond with something like "it's a table." How do you put that into words? Simple! This is a good beginning step with describing because you only need to remember a few pieces of information. Later on you could really stretch this exercise into describing with multiple attributes. You need to know three pieces of information to define just about anything:
- The name of the item (A chair is)
- The group it belongs (a piece of furniture)
- It's function/use or something unique about it (that you sit on)
Let's try some others:
- What is a dog? A dog ... is an animal ... that barks
- What is a car? A car ... is a vehicle ... that you drive on the street.
- What is a house? A house ... is a building ... that you live in.
Use this worksheet for practice: /uploads/7/6/7/8/7678644/definitions.pdfweeblylink_new_window